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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


Recent Articles
  • "Buddy" saved his owner's life when a fire broke out in a home with no smoke alarms. (Credit: Sacramento Fire Department)

    Hero Dog ‘Buddy’ Credited With Saving Owner From House Fire

    A chocolate Labrador named “Buddy” was being called a hero Friday for saving his owner’s life when a fire broke out in the man’s South Sacramento home. The unidentified man told fire crews he was sleeping when Buddy started to nudge him and in doing so alerted him to the fire, according to a Facebook post by the Sacramento Fire Department. Buddy’s action could have been the difference between life or death for the man, given that there were no […]

  • Sheriff's deputies were investigating a drive-by shooting in Palmdale that wounded a teenage girl. (Credit: DONLUISMEZA)

    3 Detained After Teenage Girl Wounded in Car-to-Car Shooting in Palmdale

    Three people were being detained Friday after a car-to-car shooting in Palmdale left a teenage girl hospitalized in critical condition. Deputies were called to the 37800 block of Melton Avenue around 12 p.m. regarding a “gunshot victim,” according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. When they arrived, deputies learned that a car-to-car-shooting had occurred near 17th Street East and Avenue R wounding at least two people, the release stated. One of those hit was a […]

  • Surveillance video showed two alleged purse-snatchers wanted for robbing the 94-year-old grandmother of L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino. (Credit: LAPD)

    Purse-Snatcher Robs 94-Year-Old Grandmother of L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino

    Police were searching Friday for a skateboarder and his accomplice wanted for robbing the 94-year-old grandmother of Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino. Rosaria LoGrande was targeted while she was shopping with her family at the Santa Fe Seconds bargain store in Wilmington on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, according to Buscaino. Surveillance video showed the skateboarder and his friend following LoGrande around the store and waiting as she checked out and paid the cashier. Once the family was in the […]

  • Douglas Gregory Gutridge was the first cold case investigation resulting in a murder charge for the newly formed Orange County Cold Case Homicide Task Force.

    Man Charged With Murder in Cold-Case Death of Santa Ana Woman in 1989

    A 63-year-old man was charged with murder in the cold-case death of a Santa Ana woman in 1989, authorities announced Thursday. The arrest of Douglas Gregory Gutridge was the first cold case investigation resulting in a murder charge for the newly formed Orange County Cold Case Homicide Task Force (OCHTF), according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Gutridge, 37 years old at the time of the incident, was accused of killing 35-year-old Carla Salazar inside […]

  • Over a foot of debris, rocks and dirt covered the Pacific Coast Highway after rainfall on Nov. 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Stretch of PCH to Remain Closed for Another 3 to 4 Weeks

    A 9-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near the Ventura County line was expected to remain closed to traffic for another three to four weeks, officials said Thursday. The recent rains caused more than a dozen mud, rock and debris slides on PCH between Yerba Buena and Las Posas roads, according to an alert from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  In some areas, the highway was covered in 4 to 6 feet of mud. The mud came primarily from […]

  • Candles, flowers and stuffed animals were left on a corner in Redondo Beach Dec. 18, 2014, a day after a fatal crash at the site. (Credit: KTLA)

    Victims Remembered at Site of Deadly Crash Outside Redondo Beach Church

    Flowers and candles were placed Thursday night at the intersection in Redondo Beach where an alleged DUI driver plowed into families who had just attended a school Christmas program, killing three women and leaving nine others injured, including five children. Margo Bronstein of Redondo Beach was arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, police said Thursday. The 56-year-old was jailed after being treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The deadly collision occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday when […]

  • Paramedics respond to numerous people who were injured by a car that drove into a crowd in Redondo Beach at Pacific Coast Highway and Vincent Street on Dec. 17, 2014. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Alleged DUI Driver Plows Into Crowd Leaving Christmas Pageant in Redondo Beach; 1 Dead, Several Critical

    One person was killed and nearly a dozen others injured Wednesday when a car ran a red light and plowed into a group of pedestrians outside a church in Redondo Beach, police said. The crash occurred around 8 p.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Vincent Street in front of St. James Catholic Church. A woman in a white car driving north on PCH ran a red light at the intersection of Vincent Street, striking a group of pedestrians, according to […]

  • A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Pacoima. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pacoima Woman Gets 2 Years in Prison for Killing Man in Wheelchair in Hit-and-Run Crash

    A Pacoima woman was sentenced to two years in state prison for running over a 40-year-old man in a wheelchair who died from his injuries. Tatiana Cacho, 25, pleaded no contest on Nov. 19 to one count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The victim, Manuel De Jesús González, was crossing the street near Terra Bella Street and Cayuga Avenue in Pacoima the night of Sept. 26 when he was struck, […]

  • Employees from the Tommy Hilfiger West Hollywood clothing store make their way through the early morning rain after having their Christmas portrait made at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on Nov. 30, 2014. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Mandatory Evacuations Underway as Powerful Storm Moves Into SoCal Bringing Threat of Heavy Rain, High Surf, Strong Winds

    A powerful storm that battered Oregon and the San Francisco Bay area earlier in the day began moving into Southern California Thursday night. The storm was expected to bring heavy rainfall, damaging winds, towering waves, dangerous lightning and possible flash flooding. The storm threat prompted both mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders in multiple areas, where residents in burn areas spent the day stacking sandbags in hope of minimizing flood and mud damage. Forecasters predicted the “strong storm” could dump up […]